A.H. Whaling Reserve is Council’s premier athletics facility and features a single Athletics field with 400m oval track and two 100m straight tracks. The field also has a long jump pit, shot-put cage and javelin area. The area immediately to the north of the field is also used as an additional long jump pit, shot-put cage and javelin area.
Used for Senior athletes for both Winter and Summer and Little Athletics in Summer. It is also used extensively during Winter for school sports carnivals.
Nearby is the recently refurbished Waves Fitness and Aquatic Centre and the beautiful Alfred Henry Memorial Rose Garden (more information below) – multiple athletics facilities, a playground for young children, on site parking and a kiosk within the main amenities building.
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The Alfred Henry Whaling Memorial Reserve Rose Garden was established in 1972 and is regarded as one of the largest of its kind in the Sydney region, occupying over 8000 square metres.
The original concept design for the gardens was prepared by the Senior Landscape Designer of the Royal Botanic Gardens. The retaining walls, constructed of natural rock have created four terraces bisected by a flight of steps finished in Cowra Slate. The circular rotunda provides an ideal retreat to admire the display of climbing scented roses while the grassed open area allows a place to rest and admire the beauty of the gardens.
There are more than 100 varieties to view, with many examples being donated by local nurseries and rose societies. Each rose has been placed to provide maximum colour contrast, coupled with the distinctive array of perfumes. Some of the special roses on display are the Australian Bi-Centennial Rose, The Hills Shire Council Rose and the Olympic Gold Rose.
The Rose Garden is open to the public however it is not a bookable space - if you wish to visit the gardens, please be aware that you will not have exclusive use of the area.
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Mileham Ave, Baulkham Hills 2153 View Map
Mileham Ave ,
Baulkham Hills 2153